Thoughts on Playing Easter Bunny

I’m waiting for everyone to fall asleep so I can start stuffing eggs.  I’m a sucker for spending money on holidays.  Ok, so it’s not that bad but it still seems like prices have gone way up in a hurry.  I got the same as last year but it cost me twice as much.  I was shocked to see how much Easter rang up as.

It’s been a manic weekend and it’s already half over.  I hope they’re out soon.  I’m tired already.  We have a lot of family stuff lined out for tomorrow.  It is possible to have too much of a good thing.

I think it’s all quiet, so I can get busy soon.

I am amazed by all the stuff that comes for Easter now.  I don’t remember more than getting about a dozen eggs.  I do try to steer my kids away from the candy and get them something else instead.  They get some candy but I aim for a book, a bath toy, and an out-side toy for each of them.  Healthy, usefull things.  OK, and a chocolate rabit, a few little chocolate eggs (those things look way too much like bunny-poop….) and some jelly beans. Do they Need new toys?  Well, not really, but I can’t justify buying much for fur unless it’s also for something special.  The certainly don’t Need and more books.  But tub-toys (especially those squirty one they love so much) wear out and collect funny spots that don’t wash away and out-side toys break down fast in our Southwest sun.  So those do, once a year, fall into a need category.

Reasons I buy presents and the “traditional” girts for holidays:

Christmas, just because its Christmas, something from Santa, something from Mom, something they need (winter clothes), a bit of candy, toothbrush and paste, crayons and coloring book, small stocking toy, book.

Birthdays, because their birthdays:  toy form me, book, party with cake an’ all, new pajamas

Valentines, little heart box with 4 chocolates

Easter, all kids love finding eggs, outside toy, bath toy, book, eggs with candy and pennies

Fourth of July, party with our neighbors, everyone pitches in to bring food and buy fireworks

Halloween, we dress up and go get candy from somewhere, I spent months getting rid of candy

Also, I should confess that I sometimes get used stuff for gifts.  I am all too well known for buying presents at the Goodwill store.  This only works if you really know the givee.  Or with kids who are still too small to know the difference, it’s new to them is all that matters.

The bedroom is quiet now, I’m off to lay some eggs, followed by a glass of wine.  Ok, so the gift I left off the list is a bottle for myself.  What gifts appear in your family year after year?

About m

My ego wants to think I'm a writer but my heart knows I'm just another one of God's Kids who sometimes has words to say. 2 human kids and 3 feline kids call me Mom. Or Mooooooom. Or mewom, depending which you ask. I'm kinda-sorta busy being a student again; this time I signed myself up for a bizarre torture known as Graduate School. Theoretically in 4ish years I'll have earned some more nice letters to put with my name. Let's face it, I'm addicted to learning and probably need rehab to restore me to sanity and remove the obsession to read books. I don't remember what free time is but I think I like to spend it sleeping or playing in the mud on a river bank.
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